EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today continued their ongoing roster makeover with transactions that affected the offensive and defensive lines and their secondary.
The team signed defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux off its practice squad and activated cornerback Rodarius Williams from injured reserve.
In corresponding moves, tackle Devery Hamilton and defensive back Justin Layne were released.
The Giants also terminated the practice squad contract of tackle Will Holden.
Mondeaux had one solo tackle in his first start as a Giant in their 24-16 victory yesterday against the Houston Texans. He joined the team's practice squad on Sept. 1 and was elevated to the roster for three games, the maximum allowed in a single season. Mondeaux made his Giants debut vs. Dallas on Sept. 26 but suffered an ankle injury the following week vs. Chicago that sidelined him until yesterday.
This season, Mondeaux has five tackles, including one for loss.
The Giants lost defensive lineman Nick Williams for the season with a biceps injury suffered in Seattle on Oct. 30.
Mondeaux, 6-5 and 280 pounds, entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the New Orleans Saints, from the University of Oregon. He made his pro debut with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020, when he played in 11 games and had four tackles. Last season, he played in 15 games with two starts and had 2.0 sacks among his 16 tackles (six solo).
Mondeaux was waived by the Steelers on Aug. 30 and signed to the Giants' practice squad two days later.
Williams, 6-0 and 195 pounds, was the Giants' sixth-round draft choice in 2021. He played in the season's first five games before tearing his ACL at Dallas on Oct. 10. Williams was placed on injured reserve, where he opened the current season.
Hamilton played 39 snaps on offense and 34 on special teams in the season's first eight games. He was supplanted as the No. 3 tackle by Tyre Phillips, who started the last two games at right tackle after Evan Neal injured his knee in Jacksonville.
Hamilton joined the Giants' practice squad on Oct. 13, 2021 and was signed to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 10.
Layne was acquired off waivers from the Steelers on Aug. 31. He played in seven games, primarily on special teams, where he had two tackles. Layne also had two solo defensive stops.
Layne was the Steelers third-round draft choice in 2019. With Pittsburgh, he played in 43 regular-season and two postseason games from 2019-21.
Holden joined the Giants on Aug. 5, was waived on Aug. 30, and signed the following day to the practice squad, where he had spent the entire season.
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